The prolific blogger and avid traveler Ammon Cunningham lives in Utah because it has always been home for him, but he’s not content to simply live there. He wants everyone else to know that his home state features some of the most magnificent scenery anywhere in the world and that means the state has many of the greatest travel destinations anywhere. One great example he loves to tell others about through his blog and through general travel advice is the magnificent Capitol Reef National Park.
Capitol Reef is about 100 miles from Canyonlands National Park, so it is possible for travelers to make it a two-fer of sorts. The main feature of Capitol Reef National Park is the wall of banded sandstone that rises like a reef from the Fremont River. That is part of what is perhaps the most impressive section of what has been named the Waterpocket Fold and it is a great example of Capitol Reef National Park’s scenery, which is almost all spectacular. The park’s scenery features canyons, of course, but also, cliff walls, arches, rock spires and gorges, all of which will make photographers jump for joy. Hikers will also find the Park irresistible. There are also many strange rock formations and chimneys that have been carved out of the rock by erosion, as well as rock paintings from the Indian Fremont culture. And it’s all easily accessible through relatively easy hikes through the park.